The new Laser Eye Procedure which Changes your Eye Colour
In America, Stroma Medical has introduced a laser eye surgery procedure which can turn brown eyes blue. According to Stroma, the procedure takes around twenty seconds and accomplishes this task by stripping away brown pigmentation, revealing blue pigmentation underneath.
Speaking to CNN, Dr Gregg Home said: “The fundamental principle is that under every brown eye is a blue eye. The only difference between a brown eye and a blue eye is a very thin layer of pigment on the surface.
“Take that pigment away, then the light can enter the Stroma (the little fibres that look like bicycle spokes in a light eye) and when the light scatters it only reflects back the shortest wavelengths and that’s the blue end of the spectrum.”
The laser breaks up the pigmentation and the eye dissolves the particles naturally. It is the particles, however, which has fueled scepticism over the procedure, which so far has only been used on a handful of patients.
One ophthalmologist, Saj Khan, said: “The main concern with any procedure that involves releasing pigment inside the eye is that the pigment can clog up the normal drainage channels which can, in turn, cause the pressure inside the eye to go up.
“If that happens significantly enough, for long enough, it’s how patients develop glaucoma.
“The theory has some sense to it, but without seeing long-term outcomes and without seeing patients that have been treated in this way I wouldn’t commit myself to it.”
The procedure has yet to achieve FDA approval. Dr Home, however, is confident about getting the funding to start clinical trials. The laser does not enter the pupil but only the iris.
With fewer than one in five people having blue eyes worldwide, there is sure to be a massive market for this kind of surgery providing it is safe. Nobody wants to develop glaucoma as a result of having their eye colour changed.
Laser Eye Surgery Technology
What Stroma Medical is showing the world is that how well and quickly new procedures for eye surgery are being developed. Our understanding of the eye increases every year, and so do the possibilities.
Will you turn your Brown Eyes Blue?
If the possibility of blue eyes sounds appealing, and you’re still relying on contact lenses and glasses to see, why not have laser eye surgery to see properly? Then later on, if you decide blue is the colour, they will be far more noticeable when you’re not hiding them behind spectacles.
Are you suitable for laser eye surgery?
If you would like to find out more about laser eye surgery at Advanced Vision Care and what it can do for your eyesight, then why not call AVC TODAY on 0800 652 4878 and request your free information pack or book your consultation to find out how we can help you. Or why not find out if you are suitable below: